CakeHR Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

CakeHR

Your HR. Simplified!

4.45/5 (282 reviews)

CakeHR overview

What is CakeHR?

CakeHR turns Human Resource from a headache to an asset for SMEs.

Described as a software “that almost runs itself”, it not only automates repetitive tasks, it also frees companies from the burden of using Excel sheets for management.

CakeHR is a visual, user friendly Human Resource software solution. The dashboard can be customized and employees get a clear birds eye view of their goals, tasks, leaves and feedback for improved efficiency.

It offers employee scheduling with core functionalities like performance appraisal, expense management and onboarding-offboarding. Direct benefits of using CakeHR include reduced frequency of emails, data driven HR decisions thanks to the rich reporting and organizational transparency.

Consistently placed in the GetApp list of Top 10 Human Resource software solutions since 2016 and the winner of the prestigious Appealie award, CakeHR’s 24*7 customer support ranks a high 5 across dozens of reviews.

Android and iOS mobile apps are also available.
www.cake.hr

Pricing

Starting from
$1/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French and 8 other languages, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukrainian
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CakeHR reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Nicole Selby

Easy to set up and run

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-10
Review Source: Capterra

Although we are only a small company, we were trying to manually record our employees' holiday and sick leave as well as days in lieu, but found that we were losing track of vital information. CakeHR lets us keep all this information in an organised way, and lets our employees also keep track of their accrued allowances, as well as requesting leave in a more formal and organised manner.

Pros
I really liked the choice of price points, depending on the needs of your business. The user interface is also intuitive, and the calendar integrates well with Outlook.

Cons
The trial version didn't have New Zealand public holidays automatically included, so I had to add these manually.

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Nicole,

I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying your experience with CakeHR!
There are a lot of features we keep updating on a weekly basis and, probably thanks to you, now we have possibility to import also public holidays of New Zealand.
So now, for certain, you can refer us to your New Zealand friends and colleagues, we are all set :)

With thanks,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Craig McCormack

Great software with a great team behind it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

We solve the complexity of holidays clashing with Cake HR. It's a a core part of our business that every employee uses.

Pros
I love how simple it is for our team to request holidays and to monitor sick days also. The interface is nice too.

Cons
The app is a bit limited and it would be helpful if it offered a full calendar view.

Response from HR Bakery


Many thanks, Craig!

In case you feel that you have any other feature suggestions you want to share with us, please make sure to post them through your app or profile, green box at the bottom of right corner :)

Best regards,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anna Racz

Cake is great for small companies

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are happy and will continue to use Cake for hopefully many more years. We hope our requestes will be taken to development

Pros
It was very easy to setup it´s quiet user friendly it allows some automations vie receipts price is based on users

Cons
as we grow very fast our needs change, even tough the cake team did implement a few changes to also accommodate our needs some are not satisfied yet: option to choose a worktime pattern when adding new user complex leave policy setup with formula for holiday allowance based on i.e. (age, number of children etc.)

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Anna,

Many thanks for your honest feedback!
I just wanted to mention that there is automation available for some other tools except recipes. Let's get in touch to discuss our further cooperation and make sure you're making the most out of your subscription with us.

With thanks,
Viktorija

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Awesome!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, CakeHR is a great HRIS system. The integration between timesheets and attendance is seamless.

Pros
I love that supervisors can easily approve or deny time-off requests at the push of a button. It is so simplistic and easy to use.

Cons
I wish there was an ATS included with CakeHR but I am sure as it grows they will build an ATS or have it integrate with other ATS's.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Teona Baghaturia

HR Module

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

it's comfortable in use comparing with our previous HR portal, but definitely it's not tailor-made for customers and our contact person in support team is negligent and not professional

Pros
it's easy to use. has nice interface. n/a

Cons
1. unfortunately phone application it's not comfortable for managers. Computer version is more friendly than mobile app 2. support team does not support in professional and western manner, couple of times they didn't answer my e-mails and removed me from correspondence and contacted my IT manager instead, when the issues were very specific related to HR and couldn't be answered by IT alone 3. Presence monitoring is not relevant. If employee takes first half of the day as an annual leave, you see it all day long (i.e. it doesn't disappear in the second part of the day and information is so long that you should scroll down a lot to see all staff leave data) , if employee adds second part of the day as annual leave it shows employee's data twice on bar. same goes with all type of leaves. If employee is late, it shows whole day long, why? what't the value? My IT contacted support team as they don't answer me and he said that it's like this though illogical. 4. Support team uploaded staff info provided by me, and they didn't even check that some data were missing i.e. personal information of employees were missing and they didn't double-check if every box was filled or missing something

Response from HR Bakery


Dear Teona,

Our entire team apologizes that our service did not satisfy your expectations. We set a high standards for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that those standards were not met in your interaction with our business. CakeHR team love helping clients and I am sure we did not intend to make you feel left out by contacting your colleague instead. We will internally investigate this situation to make sure those misunderstandings does not happen again.

I will contact you directly to determine how we can provide you with a solution that will make you smile :) Let's get on a call and address this asap, we value your business.

Thanks so much for letting us know!

Viktorija
Customer Success @ CakeHR

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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CakeHR pricing

Starting from
$1/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Select your modules / price per employee, per month:

LEAVE MANAGEMENT $4.20
SHIFT SCHEDULING $2.50
PERFORMANCE $4.00
TIMESHEETS $1.50
EXPENSES $1.00

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CakeHR features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Branding
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for CakeHR

Key features of CakeHR

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Directory & Database
  • Expenses Management
  • Onboarding & Offboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Reports & Analytics
  • Scheduling & Timesheets
  • Self-service & Leave management
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Benefits

1. Easy to use
2. Very graphic
2. Great to navigate
3. Mobile apps for iOS & Android devices
5. Feature set that will meet your needs
6. Award-winning software and HR blog